I know this isn't in the right section, but there isn't one for Matthew Hoggard: Matthew Hoggard is a wonderful talent for England. He is a fantastic cricketer. He is a bowler and he recently took 103-9. Yes he alone took 9 wickets. He has a very good bowling action and is a fine pace bowler. I really enjoy watching him play for his county and I hope he becomes an England regular. He definitely deserves to be. England should drop one of the batsman and play Hoggard instead against Pakistan. He has a very very bright future.
Oh please stop putting him in the team. Matthew Maynard is basically not England quality, the England selectors have selected him many a times, and he hasn’t performed, but they still put him in, why? I can see more point in putting in a good youngster, give him a couple of games to show what he has to offer England, and if he doesn’t perform, then we will find another one. Until we can find some quality young cricketers who will hopefully be the future cricket legends, but they need the chance.
I don't know what the England cricket selectors are doing but they are making a big mistake picking this man over Ramprakash.Yeah Ramprakash might not be playing well at the moment but neithers that lump of rubbish either.I think they should keep Ramprakash in the team but they should go out and find some one who has got a higher average than 2 because that is the average of Maynard.So if i was the English cricket selectors i would get Maynard out of there quick
Matthew Maynard has to be the biggest pile of rubbish ever to put on the colours of England. All I want to know is Why on Earth he is anywhere near the England one day side. We have other quality players, such as Neil Fairbrother of Lancashire and Michael Vaughan of Yorkshire who would do a much better job if selected. He must be replaced as soon as possible. Also, Dominic Cork definitely should have been selected in the one day team after his great all round performance in the Second Test match against the West Indies.
get this guy out the england setup now. do we not remember the disaster that was chris adams? these two men are both prolific run scorers at the county level, relying on their hitting power rather than their technique. but, when they get to international level, their technique is badly exposed, and they fail. over and over again. maynard has never made runs for england, and he never will, he's just not good enough. plus, he's almost at the end of his career. so much for the rebuilding of english cricket! what about the likes of solanki, swann, sales? these guys are young and talented, and i believe that solanki especially has the technique to survive at the highest level. so why do the england selectors always turn to the same old people to make the same old mistakes? get the youngsters in!
It is a shame that such a wonderful, outstanding, influencial batsman and captain (of the greatest cricket team in the world) is finding the pressure hard to handle at the top level. However, I say give him a chance. He has got to be better than Graeme Hick who should not play, or should ever have played for England. To allow Hick to play for 'his' country, the rules of the game had to be changed. It is clear that players at unfashonable clubs, including Maynard and James at Glamorgan and other younger players such as Sales of Nothants have been overlooked for lesser foreigners. Surely if the great Matthew Maynard is picked for England, he should me made captain. He leads by example and his qualities in the four day games have manipulated something out of nothing, a quality only open to England when Cronje is match fixing
Some might describe his unlucky, but the ageing Maynard only has an average of around fifteen despite being given many chances to prove himself at the highest level. Maynard received a very Good ball from Collymore, one that moved viciously up the infamous Lords' slope, however is probably further evidence that other players should be given a chance ahead of him. Sloanki is a young, tallented player who didn't excel, however should flashes of brilliance against South Africa. Solanki is a face for the future of English cricket, and should be given Maynard's place. His form has improved throughout the season, and surely if the selectors are serious about building for the next world cup, Solanki would have to figure ahead of Maynard in their plans!
Whilst it is nice to see an obviuosly talented player who is in great form being called up to play for england, one would have to doubt the long term benefits of such a move. How often to english selectors decide to pick a previously disgarded player with a a handful of games to his name to play for england when he is allready over 30. Surely incorporating younger players into the team would have singnifcantly better impact of the future of english crikcte. Whislt it is nice to see Marcus Trescothick and Paul Franks in the one day squad, surely it is time that players like Chris Read, Chris Silverwood and Chris Schofield should begin to replace older heads who have consistently failed england in recent times. If we were a successul side you could put forward the argument for keeping the experinced players. However, since we arn't sucessful by any strectch of the imagiantion, i think that a yuonger could hadrly do any worse. Althoug it would be hard to deny Maynard a place in the team on recent form, i feel we have to lok to the future, which Maynard will not be part of.
On current form there would be no better player for the England 1 day team than Glamorgans captain Matthew Maynard. Since before Glamorgans disatrous day out at Lords he has continued to hold the team together with some sterling innings. When you compare his statistics at the moment to the players that have been selected there is no reason why he isn't in the team. Although he has had opportunities before he has definitely not had as many as someone like Grahm Hick. He is definitely worth one more shot.